How to Reset the Dlink DWL-1750

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Have you tried to login to the Dlink DWL-1750 router and can't? It might be time to reset the Dlink DWL-1750 router back to it's original default settings. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them all to how they were from the factory.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. If you can find other ways of fixing the problem it would be a good idea. If not you should make a list of all the settings you have changed in the past such as:

  1. The router's main username and password.
  2. The WiFi information such as SSID and password.
  3. If you have a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP or Internet Service Provider username and password. Call your ISP for the details.
  4. Finally if you have any port forwarded or IP addresses changed they will need to be reconfigured after the reset is complete as well.

Other Dlink DWL-1750 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-1750.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DWL-1750

Normally a reset is simply done with the pressing of a button. The Dlink DWL-1750 router is much more difficult. The first thing you need to do is find that RS-232 cable that came with your router. You then need to locate the special serial port on the back panel of the Dlink DWL-1750 router. See images below.

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This is the general page from your Dlink router.
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This is the general page from your Dlink router.

Step 1: Connect one end of the RS-232 cable to the Dlink DWL-1750 serial port and the other end to a computer.

Step 2: Now to find the COM port you are using. To do this you need to open the device manager. Click the windows key or open the start menu. Then type Device Manager into the search. Find it, select it, and the following image should appear.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

In the above screen I have circled the COM ports. Find and remember the port number you are using. This is the serial port number the computer is using to connect to the router.

Step 3: On your computer open the Run menu. To do this you can open the start menu and type run in the search box. Type hypertrm in the Run window.

Step 4: A window should open than reads Connection Description. In this window type Dlink. It doesn't really matter what you enter in this box, just something to identify your connection. Click OK after typing in a new name.

Step 5: The window Connect To should appear. Enter the COM port number you just found in step two. Click OK.

Step 6: In the COM Properties window select 115200 next to Bits per second. Then select None next to Flow control. Finally click Apply and then OK.

Step 7: A connection should now be made. Once that happens go ahead and unplug the power from the Dlink DWL-1750 and then power it back on. The device should then perform its normal startup procedures.

Step 8: From the console window type D from your keyboard.

Step 9: Finally press Y to confirm and save your selection. The reset should initiate at this point.

Remember this reset is going to erase every setting you have ever changed on this device. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you continue.

Login to the Dlink DWL-1750

After you've reset your Dlink DWL-1750 router you'll want to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password provided for you to use in our Login Guide.

Change Your Password

Now that you've logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. This can be anything you like, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and contains no personal information. For more help take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it on a note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-1750

It is time to begin the reconfiguration of the Dlink DWL-1750 router. This must include the wireless settings. For a great guide on how to setup a secure wireless connection check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-1750 page.

Dlink DWL-1750 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DWL-1750 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-1750.We also have the following guides for the same router: